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Financing your home

Prior to touring homes, it’s a good idea to meet with your Loan Officer to get pre-approved for a loan amount. A loan amount is the amount of money borrowed from a bank including taxes, insurance, interest and more.  If you don't have a lender you're working with already. Our local real estate team partners with some of the best. Just ask!

The lender gathers information about income, current employment, credit history, assets and debts of the borrower to determine how much house you may be able to afford. 

Not all loans are the same. Knowing which loan is most appropriate for you is important. 

A loan "option" is made up of three different things.

  • Loan Term

  • Interest Rate Type

  • Type of Loan

Types of Loans come with different benefits, here are a few most common types.

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  • Low down payment

  • Available to those with lower credit scores


Conventional loan

  • Majority of loans

  • Typically cost less than FHA loans but can be harder to get


USDA loan

  • For low- to middle-income borrowers in rural areas


VA Loan

  • For veterans, servicemembers, or surviving spouses

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